By Courtney Pittman
Summer is coming to a close as fall steadily approaches and we are welcoming it with open arms. The comforting smells of campfires, sizzling apple crisp, and spicy cinnamon, have us ready for the new season (and all that comes with it). With autumn in the air, we can’t help but think of small farmhouse plans that deliver major curb appeal, warmth, and an old-fashioned sense of home.
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Timeless and rustic, small farmhouse plans are cozy and red hot for the fall. These homey designs show off sleek lines, contemporary open layouts, large windows, and combine country character and modern living (the best of both worlds!). Welcoming front porches and indoor/outdoor living spaces are another farmhouse staple.
Whether you’re looking for your dream home or just excited for the season of fall, these small farmhouse plans are sure to catch your eye.
This 1,645-square-foot small farmhouse plan (plan929-1055) presents a versatile layout that will work well for buyers in many stages: a couple just starting out, an older buyer paring down and simplifying, or a family who wants a chic and affordable home. A board-and-batten exterior, charming front porch, and gable roofs, grant tons of curb appeal to this farm-inspired design.
Inside, the open layout invites relaxed entertaining at the kitchen island. The study near the front can easily serve as a third bedroom, especially since it boasts another entrance to the hallway. The master suite includes two sinks, a big shower, separate tub, walk-in closet, and easy access to the laundry room. A bonus room upstairs can be finished now or later.
Enjoy scenic fall views from the large wraparound porch in this small farmhouse plan (plan23-2582). Inside, the relaxed open layout puts the eat-in kitchen within easy conversation range of the living room. On chilly autumn evenings, warm up by the cozy fireplace with friends and family.
Located on this level for convenience, the master bedroom uses the luxurious adjacent bathroom, complete with a soaking tub, separate shower, and laundry facilities. Upstairs, three more bedrooms offer plenty of sleeping space for family or visitors, plus another full bathroom.
This small farmhouse plan (46-868) is spacious and open, making it feel larger than it actually is. With the kitchen, dining, and living room all opening to one another, friends and family can move around effortlessly. A split-bedroom design allows homeowners to enjoy the privacy of their master suite on the main level.
Upstairs, two bedrooms share a bathroom, while a loft space can be used as a game room or home office. Relax and breathe in the fresh fall air on the generous front porch.
The first floor of this small farmhouse plan (63-419) is both modern and cozy. The large island kitchen allows homeowners to easily cook up some yummy fall feasts. Two bedrooms reside to the right of the floor plan, while the master suite (with a sizable walk-in-closet) is located on the opposite side. The front porch makes autumn enjoyment easy.
This graceful small farmhouse plan (plan47-1023) offers relaxed, outdoor-focused living (perfect for fall) and plenty of thoughtful touches. Vaulted ceilings in the great room, country kitchen, and master bedroom add a dimension of extra space.
Relax in the master suite's tub, where a bay window gives a lovely view of the backyard. You'll also find two sinks, a separate shower, a walk-in closet, and French doors to the rear porch in the master suite. Don't miss the spacious laundry/mudroom, the kitchen's desk, and space for a freezer in the two-car garage.
Plan 430-177 is a quaint farmhouse design that features a small footprint and an efficient use of space. Large windows provide tons of natural light, while 19-foot ceilings in the living room open to an upstairs loft (accessible by a ladder) – making the space open and airy. The island kitchen conveniently opens to the living room for an uncomplicated flow between spaces.
A bedroom on the main level features a walk-in closet and bathroom (with a spacious wet room). Upstairs, a loft adds more living space and could work great as an extra bedroom, home office, or playroom. Unwind on the covered rear porch after a long day – you may never leave!
Stylish and sensible, this small farmhouse plan (plan929-577) makes the most of its square footage and is ready for expansion with a sky-lit bonus room. Cathedral ceilings in the great room take the floor plan to new heights, while tray ceilings in both the dining room and master bedroom add character.
Triple windows are fashionable additions to the breakfast area and master bedroom, and a bay window adds a special touch to the garage. The foyer opens to the great room and dining room for effortless gatherings. A full-size bath is strategically located for easy accessibility from any part of the home. The master suite is a haven, complete with a spacious walk-in closet, dual lavatories, a garden tub, and a large shower.
This three-bedroom small farmhouse plan (plan929-333) is great for a narrow lot, while offering some of the extras usually reserved for wider lots (like a wraparound porch, and a two-car garage). A striking vaulted ceiling adds volume and character to the great room.
The kitchen is designed for efficiency and offers access to the side porch and rear deck for outdoor dining options. The master bedroom sits behind the two-car garage to shield it from noise. Two bedrooms, a full bath, and a bonus room reside upstairs.
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